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Maximizing SOC Effectiveness and Efficiency with Integrated Operations and Defense

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT (2019-03-12 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Arabella Hallawell


  • NETSCOUT Systems, Inc.

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John Pescatore, SANS Institute, joined by Arabella Hallawell, NETSCOUT, will talk with security managers about how the most commonly cited barriers to improving security operationsincluding lack of budget and lack of staffcan be overcome. Attendees of this webcast will learn about:

  • Integrating processes and controls used by networks operations with those used for security operations;
  • Using timely, accurate threat intelligence to proactively tune detection and protection controls;
  • Assuring that defenses can withstand complex, multi-pronged attacks, and whether and how current defense architectures can be updated for tomorrows attacks.

The webcast also will help attendees understand effective SOC/NOC integration, including common processes/integration of tools used by NetOps (APM/NPM/DDoS) with SOC processes, as well as better use of threat data.

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Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Arabella Hallawell

Arabella Hallawell, senior director of product marketing at Arbor Networks, the security division of Netscout, is responsible for the go-to-market positioning and activation of the company's Advanced Threat solutions. Previously, she led strategic planning at Arbor. Arabella has more than 20 years of experience in IT security and strategy. Prior to joining Arbor, she was VP of corporate strategy at Sophos, a global IT security vendor headquartered in Boston and Oxford, UK, where she led M&A strategy, market and customer insight, and global corporate communications. Prior to Sophos, Arabella was research VP at Gartner, the IT research and advisory services firm.

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